National Geographic : 1930 Jul
Photograph from Amos Burg LOOKING DOWN LAKE BENNETT, WHERE THE GREAT ADVENTURE BEGAN The canoeists' point of departure on the Yukon, bound for St. Michael, on Bering Sea. The lake, oneof themost beautiful inAlaska, is27miles long and from half a mile to five miles wide. It is the chief forming basin for the trickling waters of theYukon. Intheforeground istheabandoned frontier town of Bennett, once the head of navigation on the river. When the railway was built aroundMiles Canyon and Whitehorse Rapid (see illustrations, pages 96 and 97), it was superseded by the town of Whitehorse.